A short list of things I’ve learnt this week

19 Jun
  1. If you have the choice between an ordinary train and a Special Express, take the Special Express.  It might actually arrive on the day it was supposed to.
  2. Vietnamese fish sauce is infinitely superior to Thai fish sauce.  If you’re Vietnamese obviously.
  3. How to say the Vietnamese national dish, pho.  It’s somewhere between fur and far but to be honest, I’m not sure I’ve got it completely right.
  4. Puppet shows with fire breathing dragons are entertaining whether you understand a word of what’s going on or not.
  5. The last President of South Vietnam had a gambling room in his Palace.

4 Responses to “A short list of things I’ve learnt this week”

  1. Millie 19/06/2011 at 10:44 am #

    Did you get my email? planning a mini adventure of our own and wanted some advice!xxx

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 19/06/2011 at 12:39 pm #

      Gah, sorry. Have now replied…

  2. english grandma 19/06/2011 at 1:12 pm #

    You are such a mine of riveting information….think I may have said this before, but you could go on Mastermind – chosen subject – ‘Very Few People Know That!…..

  3. Mummy Mania 20/06/2011 at 9:58 am #

    another thing about Vietnam – they’re bread is the best in the world! Happy travelling..

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